Alfonso Cuaron clinches best director award for 'Gravity'

Monday, 13 January 2014 - 9:39am IST | Agency: IANS

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron won the best director of a motion picture for "Gravity" at the 71st edition of the prestigious Golden Globe Awards here Sunday.

"Gravity", a 3D science-fiction thriller, stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts.

Cuarón thanked Bullock for her relentless support, as she cheered for him while sitting in the audience.

Other directors in competition for the best director's award were Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips"), Steve McQueen ("12 Years A Slave"), Alexander Payne ("Nebraska") and David O. Russell ("American Hustle").

The best screenplay for a motion picture award went to Spike Jonze for "Her".

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